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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 17, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1917 *>Mwww^iuiUjjiUi^uiiuA-.ii '.j i,,u---!�.'">- . A�IE .~w."'.  :.Jn'=rther three - short- -years^ of -1910,-1911.and 49J2 Europe., bought respectively 46,000,000, 44,000,000 and 45,000,000 bushels, indicating that no country had a reserve ot linseed or linseed products--when-the war 'Start, ed as the consumption of Europe-in previous years ,had - ranged from B0,-000,000 to 60,pi$0,00l bushels; Suppose �urbpe^lqttlres ,34,000,000 bushels. This -amount'was, the importation of list year/-. It was 9,500,-000 bushels short of 'the �'. previous year, � 18,000,000 bushels under the consumption of 1914 and 40,000,000 bushel's lees than all Europe imported in 1913. Suppose Europe requires 34,000,000 bushels. 'Where can sue get it? Possible supplies are: Bushels Argentine surplus from the 1915 crop..........-...... 7,000,000 Argentine exportable surplus from the 1916 crop ...... 2,000,000 India (uncertain as yet) ...16,000,000 ed as 9,000,000 bushels short ,of last year's consumption iu that portion of Europe free to trade with world, 18,-000 bushels short' of the consumption of 1915 and 27,000.000 bushels under the consumption of 1914, each a war year. The United States last year consumed 31,000,000 bushels. This is for the crop year which ended July 31, 1915. In the crop year which ended Sept. 1 191* to July 31; 1917, the United States probably will consume 29,-000,000 bushels. This is slightly more than the average consumption for the last five years. The possible supplies for.the United States are: Bushels U. S. Commercial crop of 1916 ....................14,000,000 Canadian imports last fall (approximately) ......... 1,800,000 Argentine imports last fall (approximately) ......... 1,400,000 Total actual supplies ...17,200,000 Canadian surplus to be exported from last crop ... 4,500,000 Possible importations of Manchurian seed ........ 100,000 Total available supplies . .21,800,000 These supplies are about 7,000,000 less than the conservatively estimated requirements of the United States which, aidded to the 'shortage of supplies for Europe, based on last year's very restricted consumption, gives a total world's shortage of approximately, ,16,000,000 bushels or nearly '25 -p$r: cent, of the estimated world's . requirements of 63,000,000 bushels based on the most minimum This figure of 63,000,00 is derived from: . t. , Bushels Last year's^restricted European, consumption .......34,000,000 Estimated "'United States, . this, crop year ..........29,000,000 NEW TRACTORS ARE Attachment for Ford Car Which Serves as Tractor for Plowing: and Seeding Within the next couple of months it will not be a surprising thing to drive along the farm roads in this district and see some of the up-to-date farmers riding round their fields in their Ford cars with a plough or seed drill attached, doing their spring seeding while enjoying the spring air. For very shortly the Ford Agency here will have a number of Straude Mak-A-Tractors on hand, and these new attachments for a Ford are designed to make the ordinary Ford car do the work of at least four horses. Francis Adam of Camrose, agent for the attachments in Alberta, was in the city yesterday and gave a moving picture demonstration ot the new ma- chines at the Starland theatre. A number of bank mangeTS, farmers and newspapermen were present, and if the machines will do what is shown on the screen they will revolutionize farming. The Mak-A-Tractor can be attached to the ordinary Ford in 10 minutes. It concentrates the power of the Ford, when the engine is running in high gear, in the ratio of 11 to 1. The tractor then travels at about two miles an hour or better, and at that speed will pull a twin gang, 12 inch bottom, in sod. The demonstration showed farmers seeding with 20 foot drills, discing with four horse discs, and using other implements which would require at least four horses. The tractor is also shown doing heavy haulage work on roads. The Ford Garage will have some of these attachments in stock in about a month and will give demonstrations here. A number of farmers have already placed orders, so sure are they that the tracJ tors will do the work. The Bulldogs Are Comingl YOU CAN DO BETTER- {�� .:/;.V':v;/ ' ' .'�' \ ' Standard Auction Mart 110 Eighth Avenue W. \ chas, Qronfleld, Auctioneer. \ CANON J'.!Jl.lM,l,*(W.'.|i- ,. From 3.to 7; years'old-for sale. Ail broken." A^-jU\� 1 Old Bo^erf parn Half -a PlMfc ^rw^'fpnnoll's . Ulf�>y Barn ",' A.kfor,VY.|,tyd^ Total supplies ..........26,000,000 Supplies, therefore, may be regard- Total....................63,000,000 It is possiblethat Russia may cut down this total ^shortage of 16,000,000 bushels by small shipments, depending upon, the, tonnage available but under the most favorable circumstances the amount that Russia could export Is. v4Tjr{'"jama!!. ;-There are no reserves in Euesla, according to good reports, and Russian ports will be blocked by ice until late in the spring. Large as Ujls^shortage of 16,000,000 bushels aSPK^ft^hould^be^.r'emem-berod that EufoB^-as at-present con-, stituled fron^a shipping, standpoint could consunW1 18,000;oOO bushels more seed in 1914 than in 1916. This ls,^an era ot high prices and , manufacturers*;-and consumers alike, j have, becdme ja,c"customeid' to%unprece-' dented values ^folt'all kinds o'f produce and merchandise^; Values that were high yesterda^.are cheap today. The fact that flaxseed; prices are .high as compared w'.tn other years dbes- not seem/to be i, bearish.,element from sentimental pftint/'of view. The commercial' Canadian,'crop last fall was larger, we believe, than most offlcial'-and 'semi-official reports indicated. It is.prpbable that it was 7,000i000 busftek !of which : Canadian crushers will use 700,000 bushels, possible a little more, and the balance will be consumed by the 'United States American crushers have taken out nearly 2,000,000 bushels and 6wn 1,600,000 bushels in store at o.ur Lake front.' They are moderate bxryers daily. The Argentine crop last fall was a failure. Drought reduced a possible exportable surplus of 36,000,000 bushels to about 2,000,000 bushels. This country, the greatest flax producing area in the world, will have very little seed for Europe this year consequently foreign buyers may enter the Canadian market in the spring. If such competition develops the Winnipeg market may be expected to advance over Duluth, a discount of 20 cents, the American duty, being con-siered a parity for the Winnipeg market. The British government has recognized the great shortage of flaxseed by restricting'exportations from India to the United Kingdom or its allies. Neutrals' have , been shut iOff frclm Indian supplies. This action tends to enhance the price possibilities of Canadian seed. At present the Winnipeg flax market is the cheapest on this continent. It is recommended to investors and manufacturers of flaxseed as the one in which purchases can be made most, favorably and which promises the most favorable returns to owners. BAIRD & : BOTTER0LL. : FARMS FOR SALE Part of the N.%-17 and part of the S. B. 20-6-30, W. 4th-80.59 acres rich bottom land, one mile from Pincher Creek, all fenced, large roomed house and out-buildings, 50 acres broken, clear title. Especially suitable for -hog farming or market gardening. Price $2,500. Easy terms. N. W. Vi 20-S-25, W. 4th.-5 miles from Macleod. 80 acres summer-fallow. House and barn. All fenced. Clear title. Price $3,200. Easy terms. S. E. % 16-8-26, W. 4th.-7 miles from Macleod, 2 miles from jichool. 87 acres broken. All fenced, house and barn, clear title. Price $2,750. Good terms. S. E. Yi 4-10-27, W. 4th.-85 acres broken. 10 acres summer-fallow. All fenced, 6 miles from Nolan. Clear title. Price $2,700. Easy terms. "* N. E. 28-7-26, W. 4th.-11 miles S. W. Macleod. All fenced, fair buildings. Price $1,650. Easy terms. ^_ N. % 10-6-26, W. 4th.-8 miles from Standoff. Fenced and cross fenced. 310 acres broken. 160 acres ready for crop. Fair buildings, clear title. Price $4,500. Half cash, balance arranged. Snap. E. % 36-9-27, W. 4th.-6 miles from Granum, 220 acres in stubble, can be cropped 1917. Fair buildings, house, barn, granary, etc. Fenced and cross fenced. Clear title. Price $6,000. SEND FOR OUR LISTS OF FARM LANDS FOR 8ALE The Trusts & Guarantee Company, Limited CALGARY ALBERTA Public Administrator and Official Assignee for the Judicial District of LETHBRIDGE MACLEOD CALGARY WETA8KIWIN Lethbridge office, Bank of Commerce Bldg.-J. W. McNicol, Insp. The three words that tell the whole ^lory of a perfedt cup of coffee, from plantation to breakfast table--- "Seal Brand" Coffee. Id '/, 1 and 2 pound tint. Whole-ground-pulveriied-also fine ground for Percolators. Never sold in bulk. IB? CHASE & SANBORN, MONTREAL. LOANS FOR LIVESTOCK THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE is preoared to encourage the development of the Western livestock industry by extending liberal credits to good farmers to purchase breeder and feeder livestock. '*>> ' FINISH THE FEEDERS IN CANADA KEEP THE HEIFERS AT HOME In 1915 about 45,000 head of feeder cattle were taken from the Winnipeg stock yards for' distribution among farmers in the Northwestern States, representing a serious loss to Western Canadian farmers. _